Mahendra Narayan Choudhury - visionary, philanthropist, social activist, has created edifices that will keep him in public memory for all the time to come. The one constant refrain in his autographical writings was that he lacked education. Probably he was in a strictly formal sense. But if education is an agency of enlightement and freedom he was as enlightened as any of his time. He put his life’s earnings into creating educational institutions for girls which underscore his unflinching social commitment and his ideal of giving without expecting anything in return.